Mary and Tom Poppendieck summarize the objective of the “Lean Mindset” book in the introduction: “we present a mental model of how to design and deliver amazing products that delight customers”. Following the same idea that you should “be Agile” and not only “do Agile”, the book explains how to build the mental model to act in a lean way, discussing the creation of a favorable environment and process to deliver value to the customer.
People and team member management for Agile project management and Scrum software development teams.
This presentation looks at Agile teams and how we can build better, trusting relationships with them and our external stakeholders. Why? Because you work with Scrum teamsday in, day out, spending the majority of your waking life with them. But how much do you trust them? And how much do they trust you?
Scrum of Scrums is a technique used to scale Agile by dividing the groups into Agile teams of 5-10. Each daily scrum within a sub-team ends by designating one member as representative to participate in a daily meeting with ambassadors from other teams, called the Scrum of Scrums. This article provides some tips on how to succeed with Scrum of Scrums.
Many organizations are beginning to feel the need to be leaner, agile and more nimble in order to better adapt to an ever-changing and uncertain world. This is especially true for the digital space, a sector where technology is creating new behaviors and competitors at an unprecedented rate. What many companies are discovering is that adapting to these changes means altering how they think, work and – most importantly – collaborate. This is not an easy challenge.
Does Agile make us far less secure? This presentation discusses the tension between agile and security and offers ways that you can resolve this tension.
In their book “Help Work to Flow”, Samantha Laing and Karen Greaves have explored their Agile working and coaching experience to collect 40 tips, techniques and games that should allow you to work in the state of flow, this situation where you are more productive.
What would be made possible if you could unleash the intelligence and creativity of everyone in the Scrum team? Liberating Structures are a collection of easy-to-learn facilitation patterns that make this possible. They are field tested, rooted in complexity science and freely shared under a creative commons license.